Evan

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Evan last won the day on September 9

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About Evan

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    Admin & Creator of NHL94.com
  • Birthday 03/21/1978

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    Genesis
  • Favorite Way To Score
    Bounce off the glass, and off the goalie's head.

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    Male
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    Long Island, NY
  • Interests
    NHL94 of course!

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    goldparalax
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    http://www.nhl94.com/
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  1. King of 94 II - Who's going?

    Egg and I are officially booked (coming in Friday). We'll see you guys there.
  2. Here's my thoughts and notes on yesterday's tournament. First of all, we have an amazing admin group with Egg, Chaos and Raph. We were ready for anything, and we had to be! 1) When we first get there, we see that we're not in a "room" as advertised, but instead we have a space between fighter jets that is very long and narrow. The whole afternoon we're ducking and squeezing under missiles and wings to keep things going. - Amount of table space was tight, but one of the expo guys let us setup another table to spread out more. Even with that extra table, things were still tight. - Raph brought a projector to display info for everyone but we had no good place to project to. You'll see in one of my pics above that the best place was where you see it. 2) The wi-fi was constantly coming and going so most of us turned off wi-fi on our devices since it drains the battery. 3) The expo had a station for tournament signups, and after we requested to max out at 32 they kept going. People were coming over requesting to sign up close to our start time, 2pm. At one point we had over 40 signups, and ended up with 38 people (I think?) in the tournament. 4) We had laynards/name tags everyone wore that was very helpful. They included a number we assigned players and their name/handle. 5) The start of the tournament was a 3-game round robin. We split up players into 9 groups of 4 (though that only equals 36?) and things were hectic in the beginning because we didn't get to explain rules formally. Since there were a few of us bouncing around, we were able to explain/help as needed and things got rolling. 6) A HUGE help to keeping scores were printed out score cards Raph made. At the end of a game, the players would fill it out, and hand it to one of us to enter. 7) After the round robin, we setup an 18-team challonge single elimination bracket. Though we only used this for the first "3" rounds (round 1 was 2 games for the 4 bottom seeds), as the semi-finals and finals were best of 3. We weren't sure if you could change the format per round in challonge, so we just kept score on paper the last 2 rounds. I was entering challonge scores on my phone at first (which was brutal) but then Chaos got it going on his laptop. 8) Once we got to the semi's we were down to 4 players and things settled down. Smoz/Lupz and TexasPach/EyeTwitch (non-forum guy) were the final 4. 9) Smoz/TexasPach made it to the finals, with TexasPach taking it in the full 3 games. Again, congrats to TexasPach on a solid performance! All of this can be seen on the http://twitch.tv/kingraph page. 10) After the tournament, we got to squeeze in 1 4-way game. Raph/Chaos vs TexasPach/myself using the original game (5 skaters a side). We ended up going into OT 2-2, and Raph/Chaos scored with 11 seconds left in the 10min OT. When does that happen? Good times! As always, these things are fun but move quick and is kind of a blur. We started a little after 2pm and think we ended a little around 6pm? We should DEFINITELY do more of the twitch stream to record games and player reactions. Great setup. So while we were prepared, you never know what's going to happen and have to be adaptive at tournaments. We ended up using pen and paper for a lot of the score keeping. But looking back on it, things went great, people had a good time, and was certainly a successful tournament. Thanks to everyone who participated! -Evan
  3. Hey guys, It seems not that many people know about the "internet archive way back machine" where you can see really old versions of websites. This link is a version of the nhl94.com website from Aug 27th, 2004: https://web.archive.org/web/20040827194209/http://nhl94.com:80/ And here's nhl94online.com from Dec 24th, 2005 (that includes the first season standings): https://web.archive.org/web/20051224193612/http://www.nhl94online.com:80/ I'm not sure how much of the sites are functional but at least you can see what it looked like back then. I tested clicking a team logo which brought up the team ratings and also the screenshots of nhl94.com and both worked. Enjoy! -Evan
  4. Indeed on Raph's post. Full day and was a blur for sure. Here are some more pics, will hopefully give a more detailed write up soon. -Evan
  5. Well have a twitch feed going today: http://twitch.tv/kingraph Orange and Black and Texas are in the house. Wifi situation is bad but hopefully it works out.
  6. Backhandfloater returning after 10+ Year Hiatus

    Backhandfloater! Great to have you back and we'll see you at the big tourney later this year. -Evan
  7. Happy new year buds!

    Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2017 in our community.
  8. Upgrading Forum Today

    You should now be able to like posts ("Like this" button in lower right of a post). When you like a post, it gives that user good reputation. Also I fixed so members can upload attachments again and update their cover photo (in their profile). -Evan
  9. Upgrading Forum Today

    Hey jer, I'll look for the like post function. I did add the most recent topic posts to the forum homepage and fixed the "94 recent topics" page as well. Thanks for the feedback. -Evan
  10. Upgrading Forum Today

    All background processes are done, so things should be good now. At some point I'll update the colors of the forum to match our other sites, and I quickly made a header image and links for nhl94.com and nhl94online.com, but will make something a little nicer in the future. Feedback welcome! -Evan
  11. Upgrading Forum Today

    I believe posts are still being rebuilt by forum background processes. Let's see how things look tomorrow.
  12. Upgrading Forum Today

    Hey guys, Forum has been upgraded to latest version. There are background processes currently running to rebuild certain data, such as signatures, but hopefully won't take too long to finish. Also, let me know if you notice anything broken, weird, annoying, etc. Thanks! -Evan
  13. Upgrading Forum Today

    Hey guys, I'm going to upgrade the forum tonight around 10pm EST to the latest version of the software. One thing the upgrade will do is merge the username and display name fields into 1. I'll be keeping the username since that's what everyone uses to log in. It looks like there will be more customization for user profiles too, but feel free to poke around the forum company's own forum: https://invisionpower.com/forums/ Fun side note: Our forum database is about 175MB now. -Evan
  14. 2016 NHL'94 Bud of the Year!

    Congrats AJ - a fine choice! True dedication in attending every '94 live event. Excellent all around player as well.
  15. Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful holidays and thanks for helping make this community strong. We have something special to look forward to in 2017: Pixelated Heroes!!! And, the next King of '94 in the fall! Hope everyone enjoys their holidays (hokkeefan you too - be with the family) and celebrate Jagr, our last '94 player in the NHL, becoming 2nd all time in points. -Evan